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4th grader becomes Consul for a day Veronica Taylor-Ramirez El Observador

Every eight weeks, Mount Pleasant Elementary School honors its students who have achieved academic success in different school subjects, but this year a new award was given out. At this year’s award ceremony, held Friday March 30, forth grader, Jessica Luna, was honored by the Consulate General of Mexico San Jose, by being selected as “Consul for a day.” Jose Gonzalez, Principal of Mount Pleasant Elementary, said that this award will help serve as motivation for the other students. “They’re excited to see their friend come out in the news,” said Gonzalez. Gonzalez was also

pleased to be a part of the first launch of the program. “Consul for a day,” is a part of the Consulate General of Mexico’s new education promotion program. The program emphasizes high academic achievement and success in areas such as reading, sports and math.

heads. She also attended meetings, interviews, and helped review all service areas. She wrapped up her day by attending Proclamation for the City of San Jose. In the future, Jessica hopes to attend Stanford University later on to become a doctor.

Nine-year old, Jessica, was chosen for her high scholastic achievement in reading and mathematics.

Jessica’s experience is only the first that will be offered by the Consulate General of Mexico San Jose.

“I feel happy because I didn’t believe that she would have the opportunity to do this,” said Margarita Silva, Jessica’s mother. “These events serve as fuel and motivation for other kids.”

“We know that many have talents that need to be recognized and this is something that will continue,” said Diana Sesma, Consulate General of Mexico San Jose. “We want to involve ourselves with schools and give resources to parents so that they can continue to support their children.”

As “Consul for a day,” Jessica was able to oversee a body of 30 employees and other administrative

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Happy Hollow Foundation donates phones for global conservation SAN JOSE, CA

“Can you hear me now?” takes on a whole new meaning when you’re standing knee deep in the Red River in Northern Vietnam looking for the highly endangered Tonkin snub-nosed monkey. But for field conservationists across the globe, those words will be heard for the first time as they are spoken through satellite phones donated by Happy Hollow Foundation. Happy Hollow Foundation, Happy Hollow’s nonprofit partner, was recently approached by an anonymous donor to see if the Zoo would be interested in a donation of forty satellite phones valued at $40,000. The donation was more than Happy Hollow’s conservation partners could use so the offer was extended to the greater Zoo world. The phones were quickly snapped up for projects across the globe. “I am beyond thrilled that Happy Hollow can leverage its Silicon Valley location for the benefit of our vast network of partner accredited zoos and their global conservation programs,” said Heather Lerner, Happy Hollow Foundation Executive Director. “Mountain gorilla protection happens to be one of our zoo’s focuses, but now we can get resources for a whole roster of endangered species. It’s social networking at its finest.” Reaching out to their conservation partners, Happy Hollow has been able to send the phones to the far corners of the globe to benefit scientists in the field working with San Diego Zoo Global, Denver Zoo, Utah’s Hogle Zoo, Point Defiance Zoo, Savenature.org, Zoo Leon in Mexico and Riverbanks Zoo in South Carolina. The Bay Area’s Wild-

life Conservation Network (WCN) in Los Altos Hills was also a recipient, “We are so appreciative of the generous donation of the nine satellite phones from Happy Hollow for our field conservationists,” comments Charles Knowles, Executive Director of the Wildlife Conservation Network. “WCN’s conservationists work in some of the most remote places in the world from the deserts of Botswana, to the forests of Bolivia, to the far reaches of Uzbekistan. Having these satellite phones will not only allow them to stay in touch when in the field, it will serve as a critical lifeline in the event of an emergency.” The satellite phones will be used to assist Field Conservationists as they go about the science of protecting, monitoring, and saving a wide range of endangered wildlife. These include mountain gorillas in Democratic Republic of Congo; wild cats in Danum Valley of Borneo; condors in Baja California; Andean bears in Peru; Tonkin snub-nosed monkeys (thought to be extinct until the 1990’s when a small group was discovered) and Indian elephants in Vietnam; lesser kestrels and Siberian marmots in Mongolia; frogs in Lake Titicaca; wild dogs in Botswana; cheetahs in Kenya; jaguars in Southern Oaxaca in Mexico; Ethiopian wolves; and sea turtles in Surinam. “We are extremely grateful to the Happy Hollow Zoo for the donation of these communication devises,” said Richard Sheffield, Director of Parque Zoologico de Leon in Mexico. “While deep in the jungle, the lack of adequate communication with the base camps and the outside world has increased the danger to the researchers. This donation will be of great value and facilitate the work of these dedicated scientists.”

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Location: Downtown San Jose South 1st and Market Street Info: Free admission. Day long festival of art-making, demos and performances.

April is National Donate Life Month One organ donor can save up to eight lives. According to the U.S Department of Health and Human Services, there are more than 113,000 people waiting for an organ transplant. Read more online at: www. el-observador.com/category/national Energy and Commerce Committee released report on subsea wells The Energy and Commerce Committee released a report by the Government Accountability Office to evaluate the oil industry’s capabilities for containing subsea wells. The report found that ultra-deep oil drilling in Alaska is not yet safe. Read more online at: www.el-observador. com/category/technology Pampers rinde homenaje a la herencia hispana Pampers la marca de panales lanzo su nueva iniciativa virtual, “Mi Milagro, Nuestra Herencia.” “Mi Milagro, Nuestra Herencia” es un lugar virtual donde las madres pueden conectarse y compartir recomendaciones personales para el cuidado de los bebes. Sigue leyendo en nuestra red a: www.el-observador.com/category/education Becas para los estudiantes latinos en el norte de California Aplicacions para la beca, “Cien Amigos,” del IME Becas Scholarship fund, estan listas. Estudiantes pueden entregar aplicaciones desde hoy hasta que el 15 de Mayo. Estudiantes aplican por el internet en esta pagina http://100amigos-imebecas.org. Sigue leyendo en nuestra red a: www.el-observador.com/category/local No esta listo para el 17 de abril? No hay problema El servicio de Impuesto Internos dijo que si no puede presentar sus declaracions o pagar a tiempos, puede pedir mas tiempo en el internet. Visita IRS.gov y selectar FORM 4868. Sigue leyendo en nuestra red a: www.el-observador.com/category/business

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Free ESL Conversation Class Wednesdays •10:00am-12:00pm Campbell Library 77 Harrison Ave. Campbell, CA 95008

Free Tax Services Mondays, 1:30pm-5:30pm Seven Trees Community Center, 3590 Cas Dr. San Jose

Free Improv Class April 7 • 7:30pm-9:30pm Made Up Theatre 3392 Seldon Court Fremont, CA 94539 (510) 573-3633

Free Living Trust Consultation Tues, Thur, Fri, 10:00am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm Law Offices of Robert P. Bergman, 1777 Saratoga Ave. Suite 210, San Jose

San Jose Job Fair April 11 • 11:00am-2:00pm 2050 Gateway Pl. San Jose, CA 95110 Register for event at www. nationalcareerfairs.com (877) 561-5627 How to Prevent Foreclosure Workshop April 14 • Cupertino Chamber of Commerce 20230 Stevens Creek Blvd. Cupertino, CA 95014 4th Annual Free Prom Dress Shopping Days April 14 • 10:00am-4:00pm

Free Health Fair April 28 • 10:00am-2:00pm Andrew Hill High School 3200 Senter Road San Jose • (408) 977-1275

Free Heart Screening for Children By appointment Valley Medical Center or family’s home www.infant-heart.com (408) 885-4415 Tattoo Removal the city helps youth remove tattoo, between 14 and 25 years of age 1694 Adrian Way San Jose • (408) 794-1660

San Jose Taco Festival of Innovation • Saturday, April 14, 2012 11:00 am -5:00 pm History Park at Kelley Park, 1650 Senter Rd, San Jose, (408) 287-2290 The most innovative taco festival in America. Up to 30 of the Bay Area’s best food trucks selling Mexican tacos, Korean tacos, Vietnamese tacos, ice cream tacos, and more all at only $2 each. Vote via text for your favorite taco at the METAL GOURMET Taco Competition. Incredible live music. Lucha Libre performance. Air Accordion Battle. And a “Food Truck Startup” pavilion with everyone you would need to work with to get your street food dream going.

Spanish Storytime Date: Fridays Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm Location: Fremont Library 2400 Stevenson Blvd. Fremont, CA 94538 Info: (510) 745-1414 Sustianable Vegetable Gardening Date: Tuesdays Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm Location: Guadalupe River Park and Gardens Visitor and Education Center 438 Coleman Ave. San Jose, CA 95112 Info: 408-298-7657 Our Lady of Refuge Mass Schedule Time: 8:00am Vietnamese 10:00am Spanish Noon English Date: Beginning February 26 Location: 2165 Lucretia Ave. San Jose, CA 95122 Mexicanismo through Artists Eyes Date: March 30- Septemeber 23 Time: Tuesday- Sunday 11:00am5:00pm Location: San Jose Museum of Art 110 S. Market Street San Jose, CA 95113 408-271-6840 14th Annual Bunnies and Bonnets Parade Date: April 7th Time: 12:00pm Location: Downtown Campbell E. Campbell Ave. & 1st Street Campbell, CA 95008 BMX and Mountain Biking

Workshop Date: April 7th Time: 10:00am-12:00pm Location: The Guadalupe River Park & Gardens Vistor & Education Center 438 Coleman Avenue San Jose, CA 95110 Price: $10 for members.$15 nonmembers Info: Register at www.grpg.org Titanic Anniversary Ball Date: April 7th Time: 7:00pm dance lesson 8:00pm dance party begins Location: San Mateo Masonic Lodge 100 N. Ellsworth Avenue San Mateo, 94401 Price: $20 Program of Premieres Ballet San Jose Date: April 13-15 Time: Showtimes vary per day Location: San Jose Center for Performing Arts 255 Almaden Blvd, San Jose, CA Purchase tickets: (408)-288-2800 or online at www. balletsj.org Cambodian New Year Festival 2012 Date: April 14 Time: 3pm-12:00am Location: Unify Event Center 765 Story Road San Jose, CA 95122 Info: (408) 667-4015 Free admission from 3pm-7pm $20 admission after 7pm. Nature Photography 101 Date:April 14th Time: 9:00am-12:00pm

Location: The Guadalupe River Park & Gardens Vistor & Education Center 438 Coleman Avenue San Jose, CA 95110 Price: $10 members, $15 nonmembers Info: Register at www.grpg.org San Jose Taco Festival of Innovation Date: April 14 Time: 11:00am-5:00pm Location: 1650 Senter Road San Jose, CA 95112 Tickets: $5-$10 Info: (408) 800-6825 San Jose Fantasy Faire Date: April 14-15 Time: 10:00am-6:00pm Location: Guadalupe River Park 494 West Santa Clara Street Santa Clara, CA 95111 Ticket prices depend on age Info: (415) 354-1773 Scholarship Fundraiser and Celebration Date: April 20 Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm Location: MACLA 510 S. First St. San Jose, CA International Children’s Film Festival Date: April 21 Time: 11:00am-4:30pm Location: Children’s Discovery Museum San Jose 108 Woz Way San Jose, CA 95110 ArtHouse Date: May 12 Time: 10am-4pm

Santa Clara Schools Foundation Professional Wrestling Fundraiser Date: April 21 Time: 4:30pm Location: Peterson Middle School 1380 Rosalia Avenue Sunnyvale, CA 94087 Info: WWE wrestlers will perform along with other arts groups. Purchse tickets at wrestlingforsantaclaraschools. eventbrite.com Film Screening: Ubicate Date: April 27 Time: 5:00pm Location: Escuela Popular Cafeteria 149 N. White Road San Jose, CA 95127 Info: The film was created by and for Latino youth to explore themes such as abusive relationships, gender roles, and teen pregnancy. Family Spring Parade Date: April 28 Time: 12pm-3pm Location: Downtown Mountain View Castro Street and Villa Street Mountain View, CA 94040 Info: (650) 903-6331 35th Annual Nikkei-Matsuri Date: April 29 Time: 9:30am-4:00pm Location: San Jose Japantown Jackson Street, between 4th and 5th Streets Silent Art Auction Date: May 12 Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm Location: Pomegranate Café 221 E. San Fernando St. San Jose, CA Info: This fundraiser will raise Money for the legal defense of Carlos Montes, a cofounder of the Brown Berets and activist. The Tech Museum After Hours Date: 1st Wednesday of the month Time: 6:00pm-10:00pm Location: The Tech Museum 201 S. Market Street San Jose, CA 95113 Info: Purchase tickets (408) 294-8324

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LET’S TRY TO ‘GO TOWARDS PEACE’

Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR

This commentary will be published on Good Friday, April 6, 2012. Christians will be celebrating the resurrection of the “Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ’ on Easter Sunday, April 8th. Why bring this up? Well, America needs to face the reality that since World War II it has been at war more often than not. World War II was followed by wars in Korea. Vietnam, Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan. Today, many want our troops to be brought home from Afghanistan. From several perspectives, war has been used to justify the allocation of many resources and personnel to back up American foreign policy designed to contain communism and international terrorism along with protection of the interests of the multinational corporations. All these efforts were funded by American taxpayer’s dollars. The American military-industrial complex certainly has benefitted and thrived under those foreign policies which used American forces and resources as the world’s enforcer. There is no doubt that an international police force will be required at all times to deal with international terrorism which have the objectives to seize land, resources and commit genocide. This reality requires all to prepare for war. Can the nations of the world agree to police actions which deal with insurrection and terrorism? Can we work towards a future desired international condition wherein overwhelming military forces need not be

maintained? Then those resources could be used to develop all national infrastructures through a supportive foreign policy which constructively uses those resources formerly devoted to sustain an overwhelming military capability. The people of the world are all suffering from ‘battle fatigue’. Too many people are killed, too many resources are used and destroyed by military action’s collateral damage. Too few benefit from these war efforts. The “Prince of Peace’, Jesus Christ, would today advocate for the end of ‘going to war’ and the beginning of ‘going towards peace.” Can America begin to prepare to “go towards peace”? What would that effort require? What would the Jesus Christ tell us today? “Love thy neighbor”; “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”. A book entitled “Why Nations Fail” provides insights about how to ‘go towards peace’. Successful nations develop inclusive institutions which ensure the distribution of wealth and information. Those that fail develop institutions which exploit and repress. There is a requirement for a level playing field, safety, security, and tranquility. Any community which wants its industry, businesses, and population to thrive must create institutions which permit an equitable distribution of opportunity. Is it possible for America to begin to do this for itself and others? Infrastructural systems of communications, education, and transportation are essential. Is it possible for us to have these developments be implemented in a manner benefiting many? How can the level of every individual’s consciousness, skills, creativity and innovation be raised? America experienced full employment when its basic

foreign policy was the Marshall Plan which rebuilt all the cities, industries, and governments of both our allies and former enemies. Today, could America undertake the challenge of development of economies and societies throughout the world while containing the self-interests of those who wield influence and power? Can America develop a distribution system coupled to its capitalistic production system? Currently, the nation’s capitalists are amassing great fortunes. This concentrated wealth must be directed at, and used to alleviate, the scourges of poverty and disease throughout the world. Information available reveals that too many people in this world live on only $1.25 US per day ($456.25 per year). Can their living standards and employment level be raised by enabling their local economy with adequate roads, bridges, communications systems, etc.? Let’s try some approach which helps the many rather than enhance the power and profits of the few. Let’s begin by preparing to ‘go towards peace’….by reallocation of our national focus and resources, both material and personnel, to the service of all peoples. Doing that will require safety, security, and tranquility so that commerce, education, and information dissemination can be performed in societies that serve the local residents. Full employment would be a domestic outcome. The goal would be to create a sustainable world commerce which benefits most, if not all the peoples of this earthly globe. Without GOD, that globe is currently involved in a destructive and vicious circle of war. Let’s try “to go towards peace”. Hilbert Morales is the Publisher of El Observador. Email him at: english.editor@el-observador.com

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Viajero precavido… ¡paseo feliz! Luisa Fernanda Montero Para La Red Hispana

Por estos días, en los que muchos están planeando unas cortas vacaciones, es bueno recordar que a la hora de emprender el viaje es necesario tomar precauciones. Si pretendemos salir del país, además de asegurarnos de tener toda la documentación en orden, es indispensable pensar en los riesgos que el viaje puede representar para nuestra salud y la de nuestros hijos. Una visita al médico antes de empacar maletas es fundamental. En el centro de salud o en el consultorio de nuestro médico de cabecera debemos averiguar sobre las vacunas recomendadas para viajar a ciertos lugares, donde puede haber presencia de enfermedades como el dengue o la fiebre amarilla. Algunos adultos asumen que fueron inmunizados en la infancia y esto no siempre es verdad. Algunos adultos no fueron vacunados de niños y muchas vacunas no estaban disponibles cuando eran pequeños. Además los efectos de inmunidad que generan ciertas vacunas, según los Centros de Control de Enfermedades – CDC – pueden caducar con el tiempo. La agencia recuerda además que en la medida que envejecemos nos volvemos más susceptibles a ciertas enfermedades. ¿Qué vacuna necesito? La respuesta a esta pregunta depende del lugar a donde viajes, de el tiempo que permanecerás en áreas rurales o selváticas, de la época del año, de tu edad, de tu historia médica y de tu salud en general, por eso la visita al médico es prioritaria. El mismo procedimiento debe aplicarse a toda la familia y si el viaje no nos lleva a atravesar

fronteras, igual, recordemos que siempre es mejor prevenir que lamentar. Los cambios de clima demasiado drásticos pueden tener consecuencias indeseadas, para ello es recomendable contar con la vestimenta adecuada, un poco de abrigo extra será siempre mejor que una exposición insana a un frío inesperado. Y a la hora de empacar, no olvidemos las medicinas, los inhaladores o cualquier elemento que pueda ser necesario para el cuidado de nuestra salud, como termómetros o medidores de glucosa si tenemos problemas con el azúcar. Si decidimos viajar por carretera, tenemos que estar seguros de que nuestro vehículo responderá adecuadamente a las exigencias del viaje. La revisión técnica es indispensable para confirmar el buen estado de los frenos, los filtros de aceite y de aire, las luces, los neumáticos, las mangueras y la suspensión. Por supuesto, es particularmente importante cerciorarse de que los niveles de agua, aceite y refrigerantes sean los adecuados.

Si viajamos en grupo es bueno considerar el cambio de volante, una persona demasiado cansada puede dormirse mientras conduce, para evitarlo podemos acordar con anterioridad como serán los turnos y si solo hay un conductor y el trayecto es largo, la parada para descansar es indispensable. Al momento de iniciar un viaje por carretera el botiquín de primeros auxilios es fundamental, así como el extintor de incendios, la llanta de repuesto y una linterna o lámpara por si acaso. El sentido común siempre será tu mejor copiloto, evitar el consumo de bebidas alcohólicas y el cansancio excesivo es determinante, así como prever las cosas que necesitaremos durante el viaje de acuerdo a las condiciones del clima. Recuerda que lo más importante es disfrutar del descanso y el cambio de rutina. Toma las mismas precauciones a la hora del retorno y no te distraigas. ¡Buen viaje!

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Mexican Union Representatives Share Their Struggle social security and the contract with the company. Since its inception, the strike has been declared illegal three times by the Mexican federal government.

Veronica Taylor-Ramirez El Observador

The sound of clapping filled the room as the audience welcomed Mexican union leaders Jose Humberto Montes de Oca Luna and Jaciento Martinez at the San Jose Labor Temple, Monday April 2nd. Montes de Oca and Martinez were invited to speak about their experiences as unions in Mexico. Montes de Oca represented the Mexican Union for Electricians, while Martinez represented Section 65 of the Miners Union from Cananea, Sonora. “The reason why we are here is to show the people what is succeeding in our country and how we are moving,” said Martinez who is also the secretary of labor for the Miners Union. Francisco Herrera opened up the event with songs that he called, “songs

Currently, the union leader, Napoleon Gomez Urritia, is in exile in Canada. Union members are currently occupying the capitol city in Sonora in an attempt to schedule a meeting with the governor.

Jaciento Martinez (right) talks about the struggles of electricians.

of the movement.” Herrera played the well known, “De Colores” and a couple of his self-composed songs. “We are joined together historically and economically,” said Fred Hirsh, member of the Executive Board of Plumbers and Fitters. “ It is important that we be a part of their struggle

as they are a part of ours.” In Cananea, Sonora, only 25 miles south of the Arizona border, the copper miners have been on strike since July 30th 2007. Workers started the strike because they had problems with the safety and security of the mine,

Local Workers Speak Out Against Misleading “Study Session” SAN JOSE

On March 29, local workers spoke out ahead of the City Council’s special Study Session to “discuss” issues related to future retirement cost estimates. However, this session serves only as a validator for Mayor Chuck Reed’s oversight of San Jose Retirement Director Russell Crosby’s bogus $650 million savings estimate. It’s clear that this “study session” only serves as an attempt to mislead residents about the true state of retirement security, placing politics over policy on the backs of middle class families. If Mayor Reed and the city Council truly cared about the impact of stripping retirement with digni-

ty, this ‘study session’ would have occurred well before they finalized the language for his illegal ballot measure,” said Yolanda Cruz, President of the Municipal Employees Federation, AFSCME, Local No. 101. “It’s like studying after an exam. This is not the leadership that working class families in San Jose deserve.” “At a time when the focus should be job creation and financial responsibility, the City Council is wasting taxpayer money and threatening the dignity of retirement,” said LaVerne Washington, President of the Confidential Employees’ Organization, AFSCME, Local No. 101. “Punishing the middle class is

not the answer to solving our economic problems.” Over the weekend, NBC Bay Area broke the story that San Jose Retirement Director Russell Crosby manipulated the so called “independent retirement plan actuary” to change recommendations, alter presentations and filter information that should have been presented to the independent retirement boards. These new details come after Crosby admitted to making up a $650 million projection in savings for retirement costs, stating he came up with the figure “off the top of [his] head.”

“The fight never stops for a union, we are always fighting,” said Martinez of the future plans for the union. “What we want is to gain better opportunities for the workers, for our people, for our family.” The Mexican Union for Electricians(SME) has a long history of struggle. Most recently, 44,000 workers were fired in an attempt to privatize the industry. SME plans to continue its strike by participating in the political

process. On the first of July, there will be elections for the president of the republic. “The actual economic crisis on a world level has an exit, and the point of view of the government is that exit is to place the weight of the crisis on the backs of the workers,” said Montes de Oca. “ We have to have a common front. We have to relate our experiences and help motivate unions here and promote solidarity.” Audience members both young and old attended the event. San Jose State Student and M.E.CH.A member, Jose Francisco Romero Elicia, felt inspired by the speakers. “They are demonstrating the way that we can win the obligarchy in the middle of a hard fight,” said Elicia. “I feel like we’re kind of disconnected sometimes because we do live in this

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country. I feel like I should know more, “ said Maura Villanueva, a De Anza College student and organizer for Californians for Justice. Villaneuva said the speakers motivated her to take action. “It gets you excited and energized. It makes you want to take action and be in solidarity with this movement.” In closing, the audience once again sent the speakers off with a unity clap to show solidarity. “Solidarity has got to be a mutual path toward confronting our own realities and solving our own situations with the disparities in this economy,” said Hirsh. “If we don’t do it, we are bound to become part of a privatized economy. That will deprive us of the things that we’re used to as part of what we once called the American dream. Anyone who still thinks the American Dream still exists is probably still sleeping.”


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YMCAs Encourage Kids to Play and Learn at Healthy Kids Day Events throughout April YMCA of Silicon Valley branches are celebrating Healthy Kids Day® throughout April, with free community events for kids and families at 11 locations. More than 1,900 Ys across the country are taking part in the celebration during the month, meant to kick start physical activity and learning throughout the summer – a critical out-of-school time for kids.

Healthy Kids Day, a national initiative of the Y to improve the health and well-being of kids, is filled with fun, active play and educational activities that will help parents improve their kids’ lifestyles for the long term. Research shows that without access to activities that stimulate the mind and body, kids are more prone to gain weight and fall behind academically over the summer months.

“At the Y, we know that when the school year ends, many kids lose exposure to activities that keep them moving and learning. Healthy Kids Day will help parents begin thinking early about what their kids need to stay physically and intellectually active in the summer,” said Karen Puryear, Director of Marketing Communications for YMCA of Silicon Valley. “Summer is just around the corner and

is an ideal time for kids to get out and grow, so they are healthier and sharper when the next school year begins.” Healthy Kids Day celebration dates and activities vary for the 11 YMCA of Silicon Valley locations. The fun and learning includes games, relay races and obstacle courses for children and families, nutrition and fitness demonstrations, family swims, walks and

runs, water safety information, dance performances, LEGO® robotics activities, rock wall challenges, archery, bounce houses, healthy snacks, story reading, demonstrations in science, horticulture and cooking, arts and crafts, face painting, live music, and products, services and resources from community partners. April 20 - Central YMCA, 1717 The Alameda,

San Jose, 6:30 – 8 p.m. • April 28 - East Valley Family YMCA, 1975 S. White Road, San Jose, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. • April 28 – South Valley Family YMCA, 5632 Santa Teresa Blvd., San Jose, noon – 4 p.m. For details of activities near you, call your community YMCA or (408) 351-6400 or visit www.ymcasv.org.

Residents Invited to Healthy Communities Workshops SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA

The County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors is launching the public process to create a new Health Element for its Gen-

eral Plan, beginning with three Healthy Communities Workshops on April 12, 26, 30, to seek ideas from the public. Many factors determine the well-being of a community. Access to

healthy foods, green space, the ability to get around with or without a car, affordable housing, and easy access to essential services all play a part. The County is considering how to make

local communities healthier. Residents are invited to share their ideas about making Santa Clara County a healthier place to live.

Noise; and Safety. Additionally, cities and counties can include “optional” elements on topics that are important to the jurisdiction.

The Santa Clara County Department of Planning and Development and the Santa Clara County Public Health Department have joined forces to ensure that the new section of the General Plan will focus on promoting community health and wellness, and create a vision for a healthier future. The Health Element will provide an opportunity to address the many diverse aspects and policy issues related to public health and planning in Santa Clara County.

The County is beginning its General Plan Update by first focusing on the Health Element. The process will offer a vision and goals for many of the other General Plan elements as they are updated in the future. The Health Element will promote a “health in all policies” approach, improved coordination among County agencies, departments, and other localities, and be a model for other jurisdictions in the county, state and nation.

A General Plan documents a community’s shared vision of the future and sets goals, policies, and programs to achieve that vision. It describes how a community’s physical, social and economic resources can and should be used and managed to address the vision. California law requires that each county and city in the State develop and adopt a General Plan, and update it periodically. The General Plan must contain the following seven state-mandated “elements”: Land Use; Open Space; Conservation; Housing; Circulation;

The County will examine the factors affecting the social and physical well-being of county residents and employees, including physical activity, nutrition, bicycle and pedestrian safety, air quality, healthy housing, preventive medical care, homelessness, crime, and many other factors. It will also evaluate the affects of pollution, climate change, and related phenomena on communities, as well as equity and social justice. The series of Healthy Communities Workshops is an opportunity for community members to share

their ideas on health-related issues and help to create a vision for a healthy Santa Clara County. Health-related issues for discussion may include mental health, public safety, smoking, obesity, health care facilities, environmental quality, healthy housing, healthy foods, walking and bicycling, safe streets and parks and recreation. The workshops will be held: Thursday, April 12, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. Morgan Hill Community Center (Hiram Morgan Hill Room) 17000 Monterey Rd, Morgan Hill, CA Thursday, April 26, 6:00-8:30 p.m. Quinlan Community Center (Cupertino Room) 10185 N. Stelling Rd, Cupertino, CA Monday, April, 30, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. Sobrato Center for Non-Profits (Cupertino Rooms A and B) 1400 Parkmoor Ave, San Jose, CA The workshops will be bilingual in English and Spanish. Vietnamese translation will be provided upon request. The 2 ½ year process will include the release of a Public Draft Health Element by approximately April, 2013.


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A Cold War Tale Osvaldo Castillo El Observador

Many young individuals today are not familiar with the Cold War. They do not know who was involved nor the circumstance that it brought upon the world. “The Cold War was not a war in a traditional sense,” says James Haley, an author from Santa Cruz. “No bullets fired or bombs dropped. Rather it was about the hostility that existed between the United States and the Soviet Union from after the Second World War to about 1989. It was a nuclear stand off that lasted some 40

years. Every thing the world did at that time revolved around the tension between the two super powers.” Haley uses the Cold War as the setting in his novel “Row Well and Live.” The story takes place in Washington D.C. during the Cuban Missile Crisis. “We had a new President in Kennedy and the Soviets wanted to test him,” Haley says. “They set up military bases in Cuba. Everyone was afraid because no one knew what was going to happen. Would they attack us? Would we attack them?” Despite the crisis of the

time, Haley says his novel is a light hearted one. It is about a young man, Jack Norton, who recently graduated college and has moved to Washington D.C. to attend grad school. He takes a job as a taxi driver but has a very difficult time doing his job. “He does not know the area very well and is always getting lost,” Haley says. “His boss does not call him by his name but rather his cab’s number, which was number 41. I used this as a reference to Ben-Hur. That’s where I got the title for this book.”

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San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed, San Jose councilmember Sam Liccardo, NHU Interim Provost Adriana Ayala, NHU student Thalia Zapata, NHU president Dr. David Lopez, NHU student Ignacio Mireles and San Jose councilmember Xavier Campos. The San José City Council honored The National Hispanic University with a commendation on March 27. The council recognized the university for 30 years of providing Hispanic students with access to quality education and for fostering a learning environment that reflects the rich heritage and diversity of the Hispanic community. City Councilmember Xavier Campos and Mayor Chuck Reed presented Dr. David López, president of

The National Hispanic University, with the commendation. Councilmember Campos noted in his introduction that The National Hispanic University is a “first of its kind” university that provides a multicultural learning experience through its “Familia” approach “that emphasizes mutual assistance between faculty, students and community partners in a personal, culturally aware and bilingual environment.” “I am honored to receive

this commendation on behalf of The National Hispanic University,” said Dr. López. “We have built a truly special place at The National Hispanic University—a higher education institution dedicated to supporting the continued success of our community. We have a vision that every student reach their full potential and graduate from college.” For additional information about The National Hispanic University, visit www.NHU. edu.

James Haley

Along the way through his adventures in the nation’s capital, Jack meets Darcy and begins a relationship with her. However, their lives take a turn for the worst when they are mistaken for spies during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Being the day dreamer that he was, Jack summons British Superspy, Sidney Reilly, to help the couple deal with their ordeal. “The book is supposed to be funny and entertaining, not just another war story,” Haley says. “Row Well and Live” can be found at Barnes and Noble and on Amazon.com.

gun working on a sequel to “Row Well and Live.” The story will take place ten years later and will be called “Missing Out.”

Haley says he has be-

“This time, Jack and

Darcy will be living in the Santa Cruz Mountains in a Hippie Commune,” Haley says. “The two have a family and Jack is working as a teacher.”


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Pastel Tres Leches de Fresa Tiempo de Preparación: 25 minutos Tiempo de Cocción: 35 minutos Rinde: 12 porciones Tres Leches de Fresa Crisco® Flour No-Stick Spray 5 huevos grandes, a temperatura ambiente, separados 1 taza de azúcar, dividida 1/4 taza de leche 1 cucharadita de extracto de vainilla 1 1/2 t azas de Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour 1 1/2 c ucharaditas de polvo para hornear Mezcla de leche 2/3 taza de leche 2/3 taza de Eagle Brand® Sweetened Condensed Milk O 2/3 taza de Magnolia® Sweetened Condensed Milk 1 (5 oz.) lata de PET® Evaporated Milk, (2/3 de taza) Relleno y cubierta 1 frasco (12 onzas) de Smucker’s® Strawberry Preserves 1 taza (1/2 pinta) de crema espesa, fría 2 cucharadas de azúcar en polvo Fresas frescas en rodajas y menta, para decorar Caliente el horno a 350° F. Rocíe un molde desmontable de 9 pulgadas con aceite antiadherente en spray con harina. Para la Torta: Bata las yemas de huevo y 3/4 taza de azúcar en un recipiente grande para mezclar con una batidora eléctrica a velocidad media-alta hasta lograr una consistencia casi rígida. Incorpore la leche, la vainilla, la harina y el polvo para hornear. Lave los batidores. Bata las claras de huevo en un recipiente pequeño para mezclar a velocidad mediaalta hasta que se formen picos suaves. Agregue la 1/4 taza de azúcar restante en forma gradual, batiendo hasta que la mezcla quede firme pero no seca. Incorpore suavemente las claras de huevo en la mezcla de yemas. Coloque la masa en el molde previamente preparado. Hornee de 34 a 36 minutos o hasta que al insertar un palillo cerca del centro salga limpio. Deje enfriar durante 10 minutos. Afloje el borde de la torta con un cuchillo antes de retirarla del molde. Invierta la torta sobre una bandeja profunda para servir. Con un trinchador o pincho, perfore repetidamente la superficie de la torta. En un recipiente pequeño, mezcle la leche, la leche condensada

La Pascua es un tiempo para estar con sus seres queridos: reunirse con su familia, compartir las comidas y disfrutar de las tradicines que han pasado de generación en generación. Recree esos recuerdos y cree nuevos con estas deliciosas recetas para la cena de Pascua, que puede ser un evento acogedor y divertido, con suficiente tiempo para crear nuevos recuerdos juntos.

endulzada y la leche evaporada. Vierta lentamente sobre la torta, dejando que se absorba antes de agregar más. Repita hasta utilizar toda la leche. Cubra la torta y refrigere durante toda la noche. Para el relleno y la cubierta: Deje enfriar los batidores y un recipiente pequeño para mezclar en el refrigerador durante 10 minutos. Corte la torta por la mitad en forma horizontal. Retire la parte superior y unte la capa inferior con confituras de fresa. Vuelva a colocar la parte superior de la torta. Bata la crema y el azúcar en polvo en un recipiente pequeño a velocidad media-alta hasta que se formen picos rígidos. Bañe la torta ya fría. Si lo desea, decore con fresas en rodajas y menta. Guarde la torta cubierta en el refrigerador. Filete de Cerdo con Mermelada en Olla de Cocción Lenta Tiempo de Cocción: 4 horas Tiempo de Preparación: 20 minutos Rinde: 8 porciones 2 cucharadas de aceite de oliva 3 libras de filete de cerdo 1/2 taza de salsa teriyaki 1 taza de caldo de pollo 1 frasco de 10 oz de Smucker’s Sweet Orange Marmalade 2 c ucharaditas de jengibre fresco, rallado 1/4 taza de azúcar moreno 3 dientes de ajo 1 cebolla grande, rebanada 1 paq. de sombreritos de champiñones frescos 1/4 c ucharadita de pimienta negra 1/2 cucharadita de sal 1 cucharadita hojuelas de pimentón rojo Caliente el aceite de oliva en una sartén a fuego moderadoalto. Dore la carne por todos

los lados. En una licuadora, mezcle la salsa teriyaki, el caldo de pollo, la mermelada, el jengibre, el azúcar y el ajo. Mezcle hasta que quede una salsa suave. Coloque la carne en la olla de cocción lenta. Rebane la cebolla y añádala a la olla. Añada los champiñones, la pimienta, la sal y el pimentón. Cubra con la mezcla de la salsa teriyaki. Cocine a fuego alto por 4 horas. Voltee la carne un par de veces mientras de cocina. Cuando esté lista, remueva la carne y déjela reposar por aproximadamente 10 minutos. Para servirla, rebánela diagonalmente y viértale por encima la salsa con los champiñones y las cebollas. Ensalada de Primavera con Fresas Tiempo de Preparación: 10 minutos Rinde: 6 porciones 1/2 t aza de Smucker’s Strawberry Syrup 2 cucharadas de Crisco® Pure Canola Oil 2 cucharadas de vinagre blanco 1 paquete de 5 oz. de verduras de primavera para ensalada o mezcla de otras verduras para ensalada 4 cebollines, cortados en rodajas finas 1 mandarina o naranja pequeña, pelada, sin semillas y cortada en trocitos muy pequeños 12 f resas, cortadas verticalmente 1/4 taza de semillas de girasol 1/4 t aza de queso azul, cortado en trocitos Mezcle el sirope de fruta, el aceite y el vinagre para hacer la vinagreta. Bata hasta que se mezclen. Coloque las verduras para ensalada, el cebollín, los trozos de

naranja, las fresas y las semillas de girasol en un recipiente grande para ensaladas. Agregue la vinagreta. Mezcle levemente. Desmenuce el queso azul por encima. Sirva de inmediato. Jamón glaseado con mermelada de la abuela Lori Preparación: 30 minutos Cocción: 2 horas Rinde: 14 a 16 porciones 1 jamón de 8 a 10 libras cortado en espiral totalmente cocido 1 frasco (18 oz.) de mermelada de naranja dulce Smucker’s® 3/4 t aza de azúcar moreno firmemente empaquetado Calentar el jamón según las instrucciones del paquete. Combinar la mermelada de naranja y el azúcar moreno en un bol pequeño hasta que se mezclen. Retirar el jamón del horno 30 minutos antes del tiempo de horneado sugerido. Ponerle el glaseado con un pincel. Hornear otros 30 minutos. Sacar el jamón del horno y dejarlo reposar de 5 a 10 minutos. Ponerle al jamón el jugo de la fuente con una cuchara y servirlo. Sugerencia: Para obtener una salsa más espesa para servir con el jamón cocido, poner el jugo de la fuente en una cacerola pequeña. Calentar hasta que hierva y luego reducir a fuego medio. Poner 3 cucharadas de maicena en 3 cucharadas de agua fría y revolver hasta mezclarlo bien. Agregar el jugo de la fuente, revolviendo constantemente hasta que espese. Verter la salsa caliente sobre el jamón y servir. Comparta una deliciosa cena de Pascua con la familia gracias a estas simples recetas de pastel de tres leches con fresas, lomo de cerdo con mermelada en olla de cocción lenta y ensalada primavera de fresas.


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Microsoft Funds Washington Elementary Students’ Exchange Trip to China

San Jose, CA

After three years of a virtual relationship through ePal, a student email communication system, and Skype exchanges, three

Washington Elementary School students and teacher, Silvia Rendon, will be visiting their sister school, Hao Chong Elementary School in Guangdong, China. The students will

take their 8-day trip during spring break, leaving on April 7 and returning April 14. This will be the second exchange between Washington Elementary and Hao Chong Elementa-

PG&E es Líder de las Companías que Proveen Energía en California por Gastar $1.6 Billones de Dóleres SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E, por sus siglas en inglés) anunció que logró una marca record en 2011 al gastar $1.61 billones de dólares en proveedores que son minorías. Esto significó un 36.6% del total de su presupuesto de contratación. De acuerdo a la California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC, por sus siglas en inglés), PG&E utilizó más productos y servicios provenientes de negocios que son propiedad de minorías, mujeres, y veteranos discapacitados que cualquiera de las otras 30 compañías de telecomunicaciones en California. “Mientras reformamos nuestras operaciones para suministrar un servicio de gas y electricidad seguro y confiable, continuaremos fortaleciendo las economías locales y apoyando a los negocios que son propiedad de minorías, con los cuales contamos para ayudarnos a abastecer el norte y centro de California,” dijo Chris Johns, presidente de PG&E. Por más de tres décadas, PG&E se ha comprometido a la diversidad y la inclusión. La compañía ha desarrollado uno de los programas líderes en el estado, que apoya el desarrollo económico y la creación de empleo en las comunidades donde presta servicio. PG&E se une a proveedores cuyos propietarios son minorías para generar

innovación y aumentar la competencia mientras contribuye al incremento de sus ingresos. Adicionalmente, la compañía de servicios públicos ha tenido un rol importante al proveer asistencia con entrenamiento técnico a pequeños negocios. “PG&E ha elevado el nivel de asociaciones sustentables con empresas propiedad de minorías en California,” dijo Julian Canete, presidente y Chief Executive Officer de la Cámara de Comercio Hispana de California. “Nuestra sólida relación con PG&E es extraordinariamente importante para promover y apoyar el progreso y desarrollo de los negocios propiedad de hispanos y minorías. El récord de la compañía por inclusión es un verdadero impulsor del crecimiento y expansión de firmas emergentes y diversas.” “Trabajar con PG&E nos ha dado una gran oportunidad de crecimiento. Hemos estado siempre idealmente posicionados para realizar el tipo de trabajo necesario para instalaciones solares, pero no se nos hubiera ocurrido expandirnos en esa área si no hubiera sido por el trabajo que hacemos con PG&E. Este trabajo en conjunto ha ayudado a MJ Avila a crecer significativamente, aumentando sus ingresos en un 20%, creando 75 trabajos temporarios nuevos y aumentando el empleo a tiempo completo

en un 5%,” dijo Mary Jo Avila, presidente de MJ Avila, una compañía hispana de construcción, propiedad de mujeres, con sede en Fresno, Calif. Su compañía finalizó recientemente la construcción de una planta solar y la instalación de paneles para las nuevas “granjas solares” de PG&E en el Valle Central. “Al ser contratados por PG&E desde 2006, hemos logrado incorporar a 15 empleados nuevos para trabajar en nuestro depósito en Oakland y también a otros 5 que manejan el área de inventario para proyectos fotovoltaicos de PG&E. Esto ejemplifica claramente los esfuerzos de PG&E por invertir en las comunidades donde presta servicio,” dijo Bob Zamarripa, presidente y fundador de OneSource Distributors, una compañía de propiedad hispana especializada en proveer materiales eléctricos, componentes electrónicos, automatización industrial, iluminación, dispositivos de distribución, fabricación y sub-ensamblaje así como también productos para empresas de servicios públicos y servicios para la cadena de suministros (Supply Chain). Para información acerca del programa de PG&E para proveedores que son minoría o para más información de como certificarse, visite nuestro sitio www. pge.com/supplierdiversity/

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ry. This exchange is made possible with a $10,000 grant from Microsoft Corporation, a grant from San Jose Rotary Foundation and other generous donors. The relationship between Washington Elementary and Hao Chong School began in 2009 when Dennis Fong, a member of the Rotary Club of San Jose, and his wife Polly Kam initiated an ePal exchange between the students, creating a virtual bridge between the two schools. As the friendships and cultural exchanges increased between the two schools, so did the technology. The schools use Skype, owned by the Microsoft Corporation, to share live performances and exchanges with each other, enriching their experiences and providing a greater understanding of each other’s languages and culture. The exchange will come full circle as students and faculty from the sister school, Hao

Silvia Rendon, Perla Bañuelos, Julianna Salgado, Emely Sanchez and HIlbert Morales. Chong Elementary, visit a global society. Through Washington Elementary these exchanges, the hope School, April 28 – May 5. is to enrich their educaDuring their visits to their tional experience to create sister schools, both groups a greater understanding of of students will commu- the complexities, language, nicate with their parents and history of three great via Skype conferences cultural groups: Amerifrom their respective host can, Mexican and Chinese. schools during their visit. Ultimately, with dialogue, exchange and understandThe goals of this exing among the children of change program match San the world, there is greater Jose Unified School Dishope that they will grow trict’s vision that all students toward greater cooperaare prepared to succeed in tion, peace and harmony.


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The Lessons That Last All Year Long

Jesus was born into the same world that you and I

Some time in the past two thousand years, we’ve

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The most important lesson learned during Easter can illuminate our lives the rest of the year. That lesson is that God cares so much about us that He showed up among us.

live in today. Jesus was born to a broke teenage mother. He was born into an occupied nation ruled by outsiders. He was born in a world that was not so merry—the diseased were outcasts, women were stoned at even the suspicion of impropriety, and children were senselessly slaughtered.

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and the ever-cheerful tunes, we hurt again with the news of another police officer killed in the line of duty; news of another trusted coach accused of assaulting another innocent child. Stories of women on the other side of the world whose repeated rapes are perpetrated as another senseless act of another senseless war. So much of the pain is more personal and hits much closer to home. A friend is rejected for that much-needed, muchprayed-for organ transplant. A neighbor is losing

his house to foreclosure. Jesus wasn’t born into a utopian society to wellto-do parents. He was born right here among us. So He gets it when you hurt. He feels it when anger wells up in you because of life’s injustices. He grieves right along with you through your losses and discouragements. He lived it, so He gets it. That’s sus of

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There’s much more to Jesus than just a perfect baby born in a perfect manger on a perfectly silent night.

I challenge everyone to get to know the real Jesus who came into the real world for the sake of real people. Why not read what happened after the manger? His story is as close as the nearest Bible. Dr. Lamar Vest is the President and CEO of the American Bible Society (ABS) and author of five books. Under Dr. Vest’s leadership, the 195-yearold Society is working to deliver Scripture where it is most needed including anytime, anywhere access through MP3, web, e-mail and mobile technologies.

Jesus’s Lost Years Revealed In New Thriller Novel A murder at the Taj Mahal. A kidnapping in a sacred city. A desperate chase through a cliffside monastery. All in the pursuit of a legend that could link together the great religious faiths of the world. In 1887, a Russian journalist made an explosive discovery in a remote Himalayan monastery only to be condemned and silenced for the heresy he

proposed. His discovery vanished shortly thereafter. Now, graduate student Grant Matthews journeys to the Himalayas in search of this ancient mystery. But Matthews couldn’t have anticipated the conspiracy of zealots who would go to any lengths to prevent him from bringing this secret public. Soon he is in a race to expose a truth that will change the world’s understanding of religion. A truth that his university col-

leagues believe is mere myth. A truth that will change his life forever—if he survives.


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La Iglesia pare de sufrir

¡DESCUBRE LO INESPERADO! Creyentes en espíritus malignos visitan la iglesia universal otros asisten si sufren de mala suerte.

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En la semana santa se hace sentir el fervor religioso, todas las iglesias católicas y de denominación cristiana realizan rituales y remembranzas para recordar la pasión del Señor Jesucristo. Desde hace varios meses he visto en la televisión y me imagino que usted también, programas relacionados a la religión, en particular me llamó mucho la atención uno titulado “pare de sufrir” de la iglesia universal. En ese programa se hace mención a problemas financieros, de pareja, cuestiones de salud y en especial se menciona la proliferación actual de malos espíritus. He conocido casos de personas que sienten que una mala energía no les deja vivir en paz, los malos espíritus sí existen, son mencionados en varios pasajes bíblicos, el Señor Jesús expulsó en varias ocasiones a demonios y espíritus malignos que moraban en el cuerpo de sus fieles. Científicamente no se cree en la existencia de espíritus malignos, los Siquiatras atribuyen la aparición de espíritus a desequilibrios mentales como la esquizofrenia y la depresión crónica; sin embargo, así como existen espíritus de luz como ángeles y santos, del mismo modo coexisten en nuestra realidad los espíritus malignos.

Debido a mi interés en este tema y por testimonios de un par de amigos, un día decidí visitar a la iglesia universal, fue un viernes en la tarde, escuché que ese día se realizaban liberaciones y exorcismos, un tema definitivamente interesante para mí, tenía mucha curiosidad de saber cómo eran conducidos estos rituales religiosos. Cuando llegué a la iglesia, el servicio religioso daba inicio, una a una fueron siendo declamadas oraciones poderosas que exigían a los malos espíritus que se retiraran de la vida de los allí presentes, los creyentes oraban y hablaban con Dios, la fe que se expresaba era tangible, el servicio religioso continuaba con oraciones sin parar, oraciones potentes que provocaban admiración. Posteriormente todos los presentes fueron frotados con ramas de ruda que estaban dispuestas en jarrones con una especie de agua bendita. Luego a los creyentes, el Pastor les colocó las manos en la cabeza y recibieron uno a uno, una potente oración que exigía a los malos espíritus el liberar la vida de aquellas personas, de pronto una de las creyentes, calló al suelo por unos instantes, al incorporarse exclamó que una energía rara había abandonado su cuerpo y no paraba de agradecer al Señor Jesús. Entre rezos y bendiciones el

servicio religioso llegó a su epílogo, por mi parte tengo que admitir que sentí mucha fe, además me sentí liberado... fue una verdadera experiencia religiosa. Al finalizar estuve conversando con los demás creyentes, Sonia Cruz comentó que un espíritu maligno le había atormentado por varios años, dice que acudió con espiritistas, curanderos, diversas iglesias pero nada le daba resultado, hasta que un buen día una vecina le recomendó la iglesia universal, mi vida ha cambiado dice Sonia, he sido liberada de malos espíritus, he renacido en los misterios del Señor Jesús. Ramón Pascal comentó que no podía dormir, se sentía deprimido, y en ocasiones veía bultos y escuchaba voces, fue horrible, exclamó. Para él los servicios que ofrece la iglesia universal han sido su salvación. En lo personal recomiendo buscar siempre la luz de Dios, si siente que una mala energía, un espíritu o un demonio le persigue y no le deja vivir en paz, si escucha voces o ruidos extraños, si sufre de mala suerte o está pasando por un sufrimiento prolongado, acuda a la iglesia universal, lo recomiendo por experiencia propia. No quiero sonar como proselitista, creo es un deber como ser espiritual el recomendar lo que ha sido benéfico para otros y para mí.

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San Jose’s Historic 1st Annual Cesar Chavez Day Flag Raising Ceremony San Jose, CA

man rights. Cesar Chavez’s brother Richard Chavez designed the Aztec eagle as the UFW logo, squaring off the edges so that it would be easy for workers and supporters to reproduce on flags and posters. The UFW flag became a national symbol for perseverance and the fight for justice, not only for the Farm Workers, but of the Mexican American civil rights movement.

Councilmember Xavier Campos, State Assemblymember Nora Campos and President of the Santa Clara Board of Supervisors George Shirakawa worked in partnership to kick off a new San Jose flag raising tradition. “Cesar’s service to our nation began a legacy of service to ensure all people are guaranteed their undeniable rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” said Councilmember Campos. “He accomplished this with his life legacy as the founder of the United Farm Workers of America.” The United Farm Workers flag features the black Eagle, which represents the plight of the farm work-

Barbara Aranda and Eva Archuleta hold the recognitions given out to the Chavez family. ers and the hardships they experienced while working the fields; the black background symbolizes the union members’ hard work

and sacrifice to improve the deplorable conditions of farm workers; and the white circle signifies the peoples hope for dignity and hu-

The event also highlighted Cesar’s service in the United States Navy when he volunteered in 1944 to serve in the Western Pacific during the end of World Was II. Chavez, like so many American men and women, served in the military to fight for freedom and to protect the people of the United States.

White House Highlights Danny Sanchez as National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention “Champion of Change” WASHINGTON, DC

On April 4th, the White House honored Danny Sanchez as one of twelve leaders recognized for their work to prevent youth violence within their communities as part of the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention (the Forum). Launched at the direction of President Obama in 2010, the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention is a network of communities and federal agencies working together to share information and build local capacity to prevent and reduce youth violence. Mr. Sanchez, along with the Forum’s San Jose team, reported on their progress at a national summit in Washington, D.C. “I’m proud leaders like these have found new and innovative ways to prevent

youth violence,” said Director of the Office of Public Engagement Jon Carson. “If we’re going to combat violence and keep our kids safe, then we need to ensure we dedicate time and manpower to the issue. These leaders have done just that, and this is what makes them true champions for their communities and our country.” Pastor Danny Sanchez is a fulltime youth minister and volunteer member of the Mayor’s Faith Based Task Force assisting in crisis response. Having been formerly involved in the gang lifestyle, Mr. Sanchez has a personal passion for reaching out to victims and their families after gang-related homicides or incidents to offer care, compassion and hope. Mr. Sanchez has participated in establishing volunteer Commu-

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Teatro Visión Busca Actores Para “Macario” San José, CA

El sábado 19 de mayo de las 10:30 am a las 5:00 pm, Teatro Visión estará llevando a cabo audiciones para seleccionar el elenco de la obra de teatro “MACARIO”. Actores, actrices, cantantes y bailarines están invitados a audicionar en el Centro Comunitario Hoover ubicado en el 1677 Park Ave, San José, CA, 95126 (esquina con Naglee Ave., en frente del Museo Egipcio). Teatro Visión, la compañía líder de teatro Latino en San José, ha lanzado la iniciativa de crear la versión teatral de la novela y película clásica mexicana, MACARIO. Preparada para estrenarse en el teatro de la Plaza de la Herencia Mexicana en Octubre, 2012, este vibrante espectáculo y celebración de arquetipos populares mexicanos como La Muerte y El Diablo, ase-

gura destacarse en las festividades anuales del Día de los Muertos en San José. Teatro Visión está buscando actores, cantantes y bailarines de todas las edades que sean fluidos en español. Hay roles disponibles que no requieren experiencia en teatro. Las personas interesadas pueden preparar una pieza de 3 minutos en español para audicionar. Si no cuenta con alguna pieza para audicionar, por favor venir preparados para leer en escena. Cantantes, venir preparados para cantar un extracto de una canción en español. Bailarines, venir preparados para seguir una coreografía. Para concertar una audición por favor de contactar a Elisa Marina Alvarado, elisamar i n a@t e at r ov i sion .or g.

Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters Degree On April 4, Roy M. Perez was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters at San Jose State University (SJSU).

Photo courtesy Calvary Chapel San Jose. nity Chaplaincy programs in San Jose, California. The Champions of Change program was created as a part of President Obama’s Winning the Future initiative. Each week, a different sector is highlighted and groups of Champions, ranging from educators

to entrepreneurs to community leaders, are recognized for the work they are doing to serve and strengthen their communities. More information on the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention and San Jose’s role is available at: www.findyouthinfo.gov.

Perez is Roy M. Perez holds his honorary degree of p r e s i d e n t Doctor of Humane Letters. and CEO of RMP Strategies, Inc. After being recognized he had dinner with the SJSU President Mohammed Qayoumi. Afterwards, there was a celebration at his suite at the Fairmont Hotel. Perez has done a superb job of getting the California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (CHCC) statewide recognition in legislative affairs. Locally, he has been a key fundraiser for Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Silicon Valley events, and after Dennis King and Alex Torres, is second to none on the board in terms of fundraising. Many of his friends from throughout the state on the CHCC board were in attendance.


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Museum Gives Worldwide Exposure to Bay Area Art While Furthering Commitment to Digital Culture “Over the past decade SFMOMA has explored various strategies for enhancing the museum experience through digital outreach,” — Chad Coerver, Chief Content Officer The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) is among several California museums included in the global expansion of Google’s pioneering Art Project, originally launched in February of 2011 and unveiled in a significantly enhanced platform on April 3. An online compilation of high-resolution images and virtual gallery tours from a broad range of art institutions, the Google Art Project now involves 151 partners in 40 countries and enables art lovers everywhere to discover more than 30,000 objects from collections and cultures worldwide—all in one place and just clicks away. Saluting creativity in its own region—a renown center of innovative thinking—SFMOMA’s initial contribution to the project represents a sampling of the rich history and diversity of art making in the Bay Area, with 26 works by artists such as Robert Bechtle, Joan Brown, Harrell Fletcher and Miranda July, Jim Goldberg, David Ireland, Dorothea Lange, Barry McGee, Eadweard Muybridge, David Park, Leslie Shows, Clyfford Still, Peter Wegner, and Henry Wessel, among others. Visitors to SFMOMA’s pages of the Art Project will be able to access video footage, biographies, and deep insight into the work of all these artists without ever leaving the interface. Although SFMOMA’s collection has grown to become truly international in both scope and importance, its effort to explore the most compelling work of the region has remained a significant focus since

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Barry McGee, Untitled, 2009; mixed-media; collection SFMOMA, fractional gift of the artist and Ratio 3, San Francisco; © Barry McGee

the museum’s founding in 1935. SFMOMA will expand its offerings to the Google Art Project in the coming months to include works by more national and international artists. “SFMOMA is widely acknowledged as a leader among museums worldwide for our inventive approach to online engagement, and this exciting project furthers our commitment to extend compelling experiences with contemporary art into the digital realm,” says SFMOMA Director Neal Benezra. “We are thrilled to join with Google and our forward-thinking museum partners to broaden access to art, which is so crucial to cultural vitality and particularly important at a time when many schools are struggling to provide even minimal arts education.” “Over the past decade SFMOMA has explored various strategies for enhancing the museum experience through digital outreach,” says Chad Coerver,

Chief Content Officer at SFMOMA. “For us Google’s Art Project is less about unmooring objects in our collection from their onsite context, and more about creating an opportunity for online audiences to delve into museums’ collective knowledge, share their own virtual collections, and participate in an international conversation about art.” Users can browse Google Art Project content by artist name, artwork titles, medium, museum, country, or time period. The “create an artwork collection” feature allows users to save specific views of any artwork and build their own personalized collections. Comments can be added to each painting and the whole collection can then be shared, making the platform ideal for group collaboration. Using the “discover” tool, online visitors can also easily explore works across participating partners, going deeper into works by a particular artist represented in multiple collections.

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Tired of offensive TV? Programming heads back to the heartland ARA

An increasing number of television viewers are turning away from rude gestures during half-time shows, lewd early evening sitcoms and dark, extreme crime dramas in search of more wholesome viewing options. Fortunately, some in the entertainment industry seem to have heard and heeded the loud sound of remote buttons clicking and are now promoting familyfriendly programming options. “Demand is growing for programming that is positive and truly watchable for everyone in the family, no matter what their age,” says Dave Shull, senior vice president of programming at DISH.

In response, the satellite television provider recently launched a monthly package dubbed “Heartland Package,” which groups together uplifting, wholesome networks like the Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movie Channel, GMC TV, RFD TV, RURAL TV and PixL. “We heard from a significant number of subscribers that there was a desire for this type of programming.” The emphasis on programming that everyone can enjoy - from grandparents to tots - has been brewing for years. Viewers who remember fondly family-friendly programs of yesteryear, like “The Waltons,” “Little House on the Prairie” or “Seventh Heaven,” may feel left out in the

cold by many contemporary sitcoms and dramas. Channels like Hallmark, Hallmark Movie Channel, GMC TV and PixL, which focus on family-friendly movies, and RURAL TV and RFDTV, which blend shows on down-home-style cooking, music programs, raising livestock and farming, have emerged as a more wholesome viewing alternative. Rural programming has a potentially huge viewing audience; more than 51 million Americans live in rural areas, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Recognizing the potential of the market, DISH now offers a range of stations that appeal to viewers looking for wholesome, family-friendly entertainment.


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Latino Art Now


MACLA’s 14th Annual Latino Art Auction Exhibition
 April 4 – May 19, 2012 M ACL A /Mov im ient o de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana is pleased to present Latino Art Now, MACLA’s 14th Annual Latino Art Auction Exhibition. View the very best of contemporary Latino art from the Bay Area and beyond. Over 50 artists have generously donated a vast array of paintings, prints, photographs and sculpture available for purchase. Auction proceeds support MACLA’s programs in the visual arts, performing & literary arts, youth arts education; and community development through the arts, which reach over 30,000 people annually.

For the evening of Latino Art Now, MACLA’s 14th Annual Live Auction, we are pleased to announce a

“PARA SIEMPRE SELENA” Decenas de fotos nunca antes vistas y el nuevo disco que hará historia

SAN JOSE, CA

MACLA is an inclusive contemporary arts space grounded in the Chicano/ Latino experience that incubates new visual, literary and performance art in order to engage people in civic dialogue and community transformation.

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Nueva York

La revista PEOPLE en Español dedica su más reciente portada a la fallecida cantante Selena Quintanilla. En esta edición, la familia Quintanilla comparte con los editores de la revista decenas de fotos nunca antes vistas de la reina del TexMex, y explican cómo mantiene vivo su legado musical.

Samuel Rodriquez, Multi Eye gouache, ink and gesso, 2012 special appearance from Kat Parra, multi-lingual vocalist of Latin jazz and world music, including her unique style of Spanish Sephardic Music.

“Buy it Now”
Select works will be available for sale until Friday, May 18 at 5:00pm. The cost of purchasing a work in advance is the listed retail price plus an additional 30% of the retail price. Auction Reception: Friday April 6, @7:00pm South First Friday: Friday, May 4, @ 7:00pm Live Auction: 
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Doors open at 6:00pm, Auction begins promptly at 7:30pm
$30 advance tickets (purchase by Friday, May 18 at 5:00pm) 
$40 at the door MACLA’s Art Auction always sells out!
Please call (408) 998-2783 x 28 for advance tickets and sponsorship opportunities. Gallery Hours: 
Wednesdays & Thursdays: 12noon to 7:00pm
Fridays & Saturdays: 12noon to 5:00pm
Additional hours by special appointment.

Para marcar el 17.° aniversario de la partida de Selena, su familia ha preparado varios proyectos, que incluyen sacar al mercado tarjetas coleccionables, una serie de cuadros bañados en oro y una tarjeta de crédito prepagada con la imagen de la cantante. “Queremos”, explica su hermana Suzette Quintanilla, “que sus fanáticos estén felices”. “Mi hija vive por medio de su música”, dice su padre Abraham Quintanilla. “Preferiría que estuviera aquí, pero no es así. Es duro describir cómo se siente [uno]. Un día te sientes bien, otro día deprimido”. En esos días oscuros, explica Quintanilla, el padre no extraña a la cantante, sino a la hija que le fue abruptamente arrebatada. “Es una herida en el corazón que jamás se va a curar”, admite. “Ella ya tuviera dos hijos, a lo mejor los cinco [que quería]”. Eso, según su hermana, fue lo único que le faltó a la cantante, que hoy tendría 40 años, para ser del todo feliz. “Selena sabía qué tan bendecida era”, dice Suzette. “Lo único que le faltaba eran los hijos. Quería empezar una familia y criar a sus hijos”. Pero fue un sueño

Fragmentos del libro de Chris Pérez Para Selena, con amor

que quedó sin cumplir, al igual que su deseo de expandir su casa de modas, recorrer el mundo y convertirse en una superestrella en el mercado estadounidense. “No tuvo la oportunidad”, dice su madre, Marcella Quintanilla. “Le robaron su vida. Si ella estuviera aquí, lo hubiera logrado”. En esta edición especial, la revista también habla con Chris Pérez, esposo de la fallecida cantante. “Cuando Selena murió me pregunté: ‘¿Cuáles son mis opciones?’ ”, recuerda Pé-

rez. “Básicamente sólo una: seguir adelante”, añade. Diecisiete años después, el guitarrista ha hecho exactamente eso y por primera vez cuenta la historia de amor que vivió con la cantante en el libro Para Selena, con amor (Celebra). “Algunas veces fue doloroso”, confiesa sobre el proceso de escribir el libro, cuyos fragmentos aparecen en exclusiva en esta edicion. “Empecé a revivir todo. [Pero] para mi sorpresa fue una experiencia agradable”.


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Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Peter Pan Returns Peter Pan está de regreso... ¡Pero le falta su sombra! Cuando Peter pierde su sombra jugando a “atrápame si puedes”, deberá regresar a la tierra de Nunca Jamás para buscar ayuda de su amigo el niño pirata Jake. Embarcándose en una de sus aventuras más emocionantes y entretenidas, Jake y sus amigos, los niños piratas, Izzy y Cubby, junto con su loro Skully, deberán trabajar en equipo para encontrar la sombra de Peter y llevarsela de vuelta a su dueño. Sin embargo, su misión será puesta en peligro por el malvado Capitán Hook, y su torpe primer oficial, el Sr. Smee. Pero la valentía y la justicia triunfarán y Jake y su banda de piratas de Nunca Jamás nuevamente demostrarán lo que se necesita para convertirse en héroes, en “Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Peter Pan Returns” de Disney. Los niños podrán zarpar

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Clasificación: TV-Y junto a Jake el 3 de abril con el DVD de Disney. Cargada con más contenidos que nunca, “Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Pe-

ter Pan Returns” viene con más de dos horas de contenidos en DVD y la primera copia digital de Jake.

POSSIBLE LIVES (Las Vidas Posibles)

American Reunion

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Now playing in theaters

In the comedy American Reunion, all the American Pie characters we met a little more than a decade ago return to East Great Falls for their high-school reunion. In one long-overdue weekend, they will discover what has changed, who hasn’t and that time and distance can’t break the bonds of friendship. It was summer 1999 when four small-

town Michigan boys began a quest to lose their virginity. In the years that have passed, Jim and Michelle married while Kevin and Vicky said goodbye. Oz and Heather grew apart, but Finch still longs for Stifler’s mom. Now these lifelong friends have come home as adults to reminisce about—and get inspired by—the hormonal teens who launched a comedy legend.

Intruders Now playing in theaters

On DVD After her husband mysteriously disappears during a business trip to Patagonia, Clara embarks on a desperate mission to find him. During her search, she makes a startling discovery: a man with an uncanny resemblance to her spouse, but with another name and a wife. Convinced the stranger may be her husband, she ignores entreaties to quit her search just as police discover a body that may be the real man she seeks. Shot amid majestic vistas and suffused with vibrant color and sexuality, director Sandra Gugliotta’s feature is a haunting and suspenseful study of grief and letting go. To purchase, visit http:// w w w. g l o b a l f i l m . o r g /

Aunque nadia lo pueda ver, Cara Hueca se esconde en las esquinas, desesperadamente deseando amor pero solamente sabe como repartir miedo y odio. Se impone en la vida de John Farrow (Clive Owen) después que la querida hija de Farrow de 13 años Mia

(Ella Purnell) es asaltada en su hogar. La línea entre lo real e imaginario se empieza a borrar cuando empiezan divisiones etntre la familia. Parece que ninguna precaución de seguridad pueden contener a Cara Hueca de fuera. Del visionario creador

de cine Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Weeks Later, y próximamente Highlander), INTRUDERS es la escalofriante historia de dos niños que viven en diferentes países, cada uno es visitado cada noche por un ser sin cara que quiere tomar posesión de ellos.


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LEGAL/CLASSIFIEDS

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 563284 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Norcal Rent a Fence, Rentco Rent a Fence, Legacy Rent a Fence, 645 Horning St. Lot V, San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara Co. Art Brotherton, 3140 Rubino Dr. #311, San Jose, CA 95125. This business is conducted by an individual registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 01/01/2012. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Art Brotherton April 06, 13, 20, 27, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 04/03/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 563141 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, T.D. Towing and Transport, 1625 South 7th St., San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara Co. Michael Doan, 481 N. 7th Street, Apt. #4, San Jose, CA 95112. This business is conducted by an individual registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 03/28/2012. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Michael Doan April 06, 13, 20, 27, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/28/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 563081 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Silver Star Properties, 2455Muirfield Way, Gilroy, CA 95020, Santa Clara Co. William Lara, 1455 Muirfield Way, Gilroy, CA 95020. This business is conducted by an individual registrant has not yet begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) William E. Lara April 06, 13, 20, 27, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/28/12. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV221891 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Matteo Jin, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Matteo Jin, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. (first) Matteo (last) Jin to (first) Matteo (Last) Hernandez Jin. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 06/19/12 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. April 04, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court April 06, 13, 20, 27, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV221814 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Yuehui Wang, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Yuehui Wang, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Catherine Xinyu Lu to Catherine Xinyu Li b. Leilani Xingue Lu to Leilani Xinyue Li. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 06/19/12 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. April 03, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court April 06, 13, 20, 27, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV221690 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Sang Woo Lee & Chungeun Kim, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Sang Woo Lee & Chungeun Kim, have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Hye Yeoun Lee to Grace Hyeyeoun Lee b. Ji Sub Lee to Noah Jisub Lee. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to

show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 06/19/12 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. April 02, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court April 06, 13, 20, 27, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV221677 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Adriana Cisneros & Alfredo Amaya, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Adriana Cisneros & Alfredo Amaya, have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. (first) Domenik (middle) Iztali (last) Amaya to (first) Domenik Iztali (last) Amaya Cisneros. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 06/19/12 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. April 02, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court April 06, 13, 20, 27, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV221634 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Victor Lim, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Victor Lim, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Victor Lam Lim to Victor Lam Lao b. Maureen Chang Lim to Maureen Chang Lao c. Alex Jonathan Lim to Alex Jonathan Lao d. Justin Luis Lim to Justin Luis Lao. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 06/12/12 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. April 02, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court April 06, 13, 20, 27, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV221630 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Stephen Doerr & Xena Doerr, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Stephen Doerr & Xena Doerr have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. (first) Ayden (middle) Senna (last) Costa Doerr to (first) Ayden Senna (middle) Costa (last) Doerr . THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 06/19/12 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. April 02, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court April 06, 13, 20, 27, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV221275 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Heather J. Natale Willis, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Heather J. Natale Willis, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Matthew Francis Willis to Matthew Francis Natale b. Jason Nicholas Willis to Jason Nicholas Natale. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 06/05/12 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 23, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain

EL OBSERVADOR | www.el-observador.com Judge of the Superior Court April 06, 13, 20, 27, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV221161 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Sarah Caitlin Cabaniss & Kathryn Cabaniss, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Sarah Caitlin Cabaniss & Kathryn Ann Cabaniss have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Sarah Caitlin Cabaniss to Sarah Caitlin DeHaro b. Kathryn Ann Cabaniss to Kathryn Ann DeHaro. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 06/05/12 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 22, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court April 06, 13, 20, 27, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV221036 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Deborah Salazar, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Deborah Salazar, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Xavier Noell Zamudio to Xavier Noell Zamudio Salazar. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 06/12/12 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 21, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court April 06, 13, 20, 27, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 563105 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Tiny Red wagon Studio, 650 Castro St. Suite 120-358, Mountain View, CA 94041, Santa Clara Co. Anita Yuen, 938 Valencia Avenue, Mountain View, CA 94040, Winnie Wong, 5616 Greenridge Road, Castro Valley, CA 94552. This business is conducted by a general partnership registrants began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 02/05/2011. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Anita Yuen March 30; April 06, 13, 20, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/28/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 563026 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Friends of DPP, 13208 Peacock Ct., Cupertino, CA 95014, Santa Clara Co. Frank Hong, 13208 Peacock Ct., Cupertino, CA 95014. This business is conducted by an individual registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 03/27/2012. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Frank Hong March 30; April 06, 13, 20, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/27/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 562923 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Ruway, Ruway Crafts, 10218 Mira Vista Rd., Cupertino, CA 95014, Santa Clara Co. Patricia Matienzo Leon, 10218 Mira Vista Rd., Cupertino, CA 95014, Markus Mock, 10218 Mira Vista Rd., Cupertino, CA 95014. This business is conducted by husband and wife registrants began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 01/01/2011. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Patricia Matienzo Leon March 30; April 06, 13, 20, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/23/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 562797 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Mexican Fusion Bistro, 201 Gramercy #3, San Jose, CA 95116,

Santa Clara Co. Orlando Marquez, 201 Gramercy #3, San Jose, CA 95116, Jose G. Rodriguez, 201 Gramercy #3, San Jose, CA 95116. This business is conducted by a general partnership registrants have not yet begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Orlando Marquez March 30; April 06, 13, 20, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/21/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 562732 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Imagine It Bakery, 1614 Pomeroy Ave., Santa Clara, CA 95051, Santa Clara Co. Cosmic Coffee Co. LLC., 1608 W. Campbell Ave., #201, Campbell, CA 95008. This business is conducted by a limited liability company registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Cosmic Coffee Co. LLC. Jolunn Spinelli/Managing Member March 30; April 06, 13, 20, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/20/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 562667 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Universal Custom Kitchen and Glass Company, 580 Madera Ave, San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara Co. Jose F. R. Moreno, 7217 Via Maria, San Jose, CA 95139. This business is conducted by an individual registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 03/16/2012. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Jose F. R. Moreno March 30; April 06, 13, 20, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/16/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 562542 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, U-Tech Manufacturing, 472 Nelo Street, Santa Clara, CA 95054, Santa Clara Co. Dung H.Le, 2855 Senter Rd., Space #3, San Jose, CA 95116. This business is conducted by an individual registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 03/14/2012. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Dung H. Le March 30; April 06, 13, 20, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/14/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 562050 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Connect America, 4112 Monterey Hwy E-1, San Jose, CA 95111, Santa Clara Co. Pedro Guzman Leyva, 3919 Seven Trees Blvd., San Jose, CA 95111. This business is conducted by an individual registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 03/02/2012. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Pedro Guzman Leyva March 30; April 06, 13, 20, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/02/12. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV221555 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Hyun Jin Kim, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Hyun Jin Kim, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Hyun Jin Kim to Angela Hyunjin Kim. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 06/12/12 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 28, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 30; April 06, 13, 20, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV221387 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Akash Deshpande & Lisa Deshpande, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Akash Deshpande & Lisa Deshpande, have filed a petition for

Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Deep Patrick Deshpande to Patrick David Deshpande. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 06/12/12 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 26, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 30; April 06, 13, 20, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV221345 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Tuoi Tan Pham & Nhung Thi Ho, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Tuoi Tan Pham & Nhung Thi Ho have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Ngocdiep Thi Pham to Sophia Diep Pham b. Hongdiep Thi Pham to Emily Diep Pham. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 06/12/12 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 26, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 30; April 06, 13, 20, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV221249 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Maria Andrea Nadales Martinez, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Maria Andrea Nadales Martinez, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. (first) Alexander (middle) Nadales (last) Martinez to (first) Alexander (last) Nadales Martinez. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 06/05/12 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 23, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 30; April 06, 13, 20, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV221273 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Frank Joe Martinez, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Frank Joe Martinez, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Frank Joe Martinez to Frank Joe Medina. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 06/05/12 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 23, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 30; April 06, 13, 20, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV221234 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Zhen Sun & Heng Zhang, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Zhen Sun & Heng Zhang, have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Robin Sun to Hank Sun. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 06/05/12 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 22, 2012.

Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 30; April 06, 13, 20, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV221155 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Anjelica Maria Villanueva Figueroa, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioners, Anjelica Maria Villanueva Figueroa, have filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. (first) Anjelica maria (middle) Villanueva (last) Figueroa to (first) Anjelica (middle) Maria (last) Villanueva Figueroa. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 06/05/12 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 22, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 30; April 06, 13, 20, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV219877 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Wai Man Wong, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Wai Man Wong, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Wai Man Wong to Jasica Mavis Wong. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 05/08/12 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 02, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 30; April 06, 13, 20, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV219844 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Sara Caris, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Sara Caris has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Sara Caris to Sara Alix. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 05/08/12 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 01, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 30; April 06, 13, 20, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV219392 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Gilda E. Medina, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Gilda E. Medina, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Martin Giovani Lara Jr. to Giovani Medina. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 05/01/12 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. Feb. 27, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 30; April 06, 13, 20, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV219142 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Yerania Vianey Valencia Rebollar, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Yerania Vianey Valencia Rebollar, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Kaily Vianey Rodriguez Valencia to Kaily Vianey Valencia Rebollar. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this

APR 6 - APR 12, 2012 court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 04/24/12 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. Feb. 22, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 30; April 06, 13, 20, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 561918 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Mobile City, 1143 Story Road Unit #199, San Jose, CA 95122, Santa Clara Co. Parts Pro. Inc., 222 Burning Tree Dr., San Jose, CA 95119. This business is conducted by a corporation registrant has not yet begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Parts Pro. Inc. Fardeen Mehboobi/President March 23, 30; April 06, 13, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 02/28/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 562640 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Rico’s Painting and Janitorial, 725 N 21st., Street, San Jose, CA 95112, Santa Clara Co. Ricardo S. Huitron, 725 N 21st Street, San Jose, CA 95112. This business is conducted by an individual registrant has not yet begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Ricardo S. Huitron March 23, 30; April 06, 13, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/16/12. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV221005 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Nhulinh Thi Huyeh, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Nhulinh Thi Huynh, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Nhulinh Thi Huynh to Madison Lin Huynh. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 06/05/12 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 20, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 23, 30; April 06, 13, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV220753 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Manuel Pacheco, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Manuel Pacheco, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Manuel Pacheco to Ernest Pacheco Jr. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 05/29/12 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 16, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 23, 30; April 06, 13, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV220534 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Lanh Thi Tran, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Lanh Thi Tran, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Lanh Thi Tran to Helen Lanh Tran. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 05/22/12 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for

four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 13, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 23, 30; April 06, 13, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV220413 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Teodora Mejia, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Teodora Mejia, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Kamora Maya Campbell to Viviana Maya Campbell. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 05/15/12 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 09, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 23, 30; April 06, 13, 2012. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 562126 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Beas Sweeping Services, 768 Macredes Ave., San Jose, CA 95116, Santa Clara Co. Santiago Martinez L. , 768 Macredes Ave., San Jose, CA 95116. This business is conducted by an individual registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 1/08/2007. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Santiago Martinez L. March 16, 23, 30; April 06, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/05/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 562427 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Focal Point Planning, Alaka’i Studio, 754 The Alameda #2318, San Jose, CA 95126, Santa Clara Co. Robert O. Robledo, 754 The Alameda #2318, San Jose, CA 95126. This business is conducted by an individual registrant began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 03/11/11. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Robert O. Robledo March 16, 23, 30; April 06, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 03/12/12. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 561557 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Abiss Building Maintenance Company, 1314 Deb Ct., San Jose, CA 95120, Santa Clara Co. Agustin Barrientos, 1314 Deb Ct., San Jose, CA 95120, Silvia Barrientos, 1314 Deb Ct., San Jose, CA 95120. This business is conducted by husband and wife registrants began business under the fictitious business name or names listed here in 1/01/2001. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Agustin Barrientos March 16, 23, 30; April 06, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 02/21/12. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV220545 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Diana Nguayne, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Diana Nguayne, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Diana Nguayne to Diana Bokova. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 05/29/12 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 13, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 16, 23, 30; April 06, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV220388 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Whitney Ortiz, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner,


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LEGAL/CLASSIFIEDS Whitney Ortiz, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Male Ortiz to Whitney Ortiz to . THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 05/22/12 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 09, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 16, 23, 30; April 06, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV220296 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Chen Sheng Wang, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Chen Sheng Wang, has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Chen Sheng Wang aka James C. Wang aka Jason Chen Sheng Wang to James Chen Sheng Wang. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 05/22/12 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 08, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 16, 23, 30; April 06, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV219921 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Dantae Romel Hurst, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Dantae Romel Hurst has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Dantae Romel Hurst to Omari Dantae Hernandez. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 05/08/12 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. March 2, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 16, 23, 30; April 06, 2012. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME NO. 112CV219429 Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara-In the matter of the application of: Araceli Huerta, TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: The court finds that petitioner, Araceli Huerta has filed a petition for Change of Name with the clerk of this court for a decree changing names as follows: a. Alejandro Javier Mondragon Huerta to Javier Alejandro Mondragon. THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of names should not be granted on 05/01/12 at 8:45 am, Room 107: located at 191 N. First Street, San Jose, CA 95113. A copy of the Order to Show cause shall be published at least once a week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in El Observador, a newspaper of general circulation, printed in the county of Santa Clara. Feb. 27, 2012. Thomas Wm. Cain Judge of the Superior Court March 16, 23, 30; April 06, 2012. NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF BULK SALE ESCROW No. 0312 Paradise Notice is hereby given to creditors of the within named seller that a bulk sale is about to be made of the assets described below, The names and business address of the seller are: Yogurt Paradise, LLC dba Yogurt Paradise, 472 Blossom Hill Rd., San Jose, CA 95123. The location in California of the chief executive office of the seller is: Same as above. As listed by the seller all other business names and addresses used by the seller within three years before the date such list was sent or delivered to the buyer are: Yogurt Paradise The names and business address of the buyer are: Sunshine Trading Inc. 1512

Quiet Pond Lane, San Jose, CA 95138. The assets to be sold are described in general as: All assets of business known as Yogurt Paradise, LLC dba Yogurt Paradise and are located at: 472 Blossom Hill Rd., San Jose, CA 95123. The business name used by the seller at that location is: Yogurt Paradise. The kind of license to be transferred is: None Now issued for the promises located at: n/a The anticipated date of the bulk sale is: April 18, 2012 at the office of Law Office of Jun Hwan Kim at 1671 The Alameda, Suite 307, San Jose, CA 95126. It has been agreed between the seller/ license and the intended buy/transferee, as required by Sec. 24073 of the Business and Professions Code, that the consideration for the transfer of the business and license is to be paid only after the transfer has been approved by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. All claims must be received prior to the date on which the liquor license is transferred by the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Dated: 03/30/2012 Signed by: Minah Hwang , CEO of Sunshine Trading, Inc. Published: 04/06/2012 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT NO. 561652 The following person(s) is(are) doing business, Fast Transfers, 1199 S. King Rd. Ste. #60, San Jose, CA 95122, Santa Clara Co. Mariana Gomez, 1985 San Luis St. Ste. 122 Los Baños, CA 93636,. This business is conducted by an individual registrant has not yet begun business under the fictitious business name or names listed hereon. “I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct.” (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) Mariana Gomez March 16, 23, 30; April 06, 2012. This statement was filed with the County of Santa Clara on 02/22/12.

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El secretario general de Naciones Unidas Ban Ki moon se arremanga el pantalón en señal de apoyo a la campaña “Presta tu Pierna” para Prohibir las Minas Terrestres.

Rigoberta Menchu, premio Nobel de la Paz, durante ceremonia religiosa en Villavicencio, en el sur occidente de Colombia, abril de 2012, Menchu se encuentra en Colombia para participar en la liberación de 10 militares y policías, que se encuentran en poder de las Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC).

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Nyjer Morgan Hits a Home Run For Shelter Animals With New Peta Ad Brewer Outfielder Teams Up With His Rescued Cat and ‘Best Friend,’ Slick Willie, to Encourage Animal Adoption San Jose — When MLB outfielder Nyjer Morgan landed in Milwaukee, he decided to bring part of his new city into his new home—so he went to an animal shelter and picked out a feisty gray kitten, whom he named Slick Willie. Months later, Slick Willie is one of the Brewer outfielder’s best friends—and to encourage others to find their own best friends, Morgan and Willie are starring together in a new PETA

ad that reads, “Let a Shelter Dog or Cat Steal Your Heart. Adopt, and Never Buy, Your #1 Fan Today.” “Yeah, it was basically a catmance,” admits Morgan in an exclusive PETA interview. “[A]s soon as I saw the guy, he looked at me and I looked at him, and basically … I kinda melted. So even though I am, you know, all male … the cat kinda stole my heart there. And I’m glad I defi-

nitely grabbed Slick Willie.” Approximately 8 million unwanted dogs and cats enter animal shelters every year in the U.S., and half of them must be euthanized simply because there aren’t enough good homes. Buying an animal from a pet store or breeder robs a homeless animal of his or her chance at finding a good home. The less fortunate never even make it to a safe haven—they are left to fend for themselves on the streets, where they are often subjected to abuse by cruel people or succumb to starvation, disease, or injuries. “It’s very neat just be-

ing able to give back and help somebody else out that needs the opportunity to live a beautiful life,” says Morgan. “I didn’t understand just the magnitude of … having a cat .… It’s an emotional attachment, and I always called myself the ‘alpha male silverback gorilla,’ but … now I have just a little soft side,” he jokes. “So I didn’t say that too loud, and I didn’t let nobody know.” Morgan joins a growing list of athletes—including Chase Utley, Chris Andersen, Chad Ochocinco, Amar’e Stoudemire, Tony Gonzalez, Gilbert Arenas, and many more—who have teamed up with PETA to help animals.

San Jose Giants Unveil 2012 El béisbol de Grandes Ligas Improvements to Municipal Stadium regresa a ESPN Deportes Transmisiones de Sunday Night Baseball y el análisis de Béisbol Esta Noche Comenzando el 4 de abril, ESPN Deportes transmitirá por televisión 26 partidos de la temporada regular todos los domingos en Sunday Night Baseball a las 7:00 p.m. hora del este. Las transmisiones serán encabezadas por los reconocidos comentaristas y expertos del béisbol de la cadena, Ernesto Jerez (jugada-a-jugada), Luis Alfredo Álvarez (analista) y Guillermo Celis (reportero de campo). Además, la cadena transmitirá el ‘Home Run Derby’, donde los mejores peloteros de las ligas compiten antes del Juego de las Estrellas para determinar quien es el máximo jonronero de la MLB. Béisbol Esta Noche, el programa de noticias y análisis del béisbol, ofrecerá antesalas a cada partido. La experta de béisbol Carolina Guillen, junto a Candy Maldonado, líder de jonrones y ex-jugador de las grandes

ligas, y Fernando Alvarez presentarán las ediciones especiales del programa cada domingo de la temporada de la MLB a las 7:30 p.m. hora del este. El primer show de la temporada será grabado desde Miami con el nuevo estadio de los Miami Marlins como escenario. ESPN Deportes Radio, la única cadena nacional deportiva de la radio en español que transmite las 24 horas en Estados Uni-

dos, ofrecerá partidos de la temporada 2012 todos los domingos en ‘El Juego de la Semana de la MLB’ a partir del 4 de abril a las 8:00 p.m. hora del este. Renato Bermúdez y José Francisco Rivera estarán a cargo de la narración y comentarios para la transmisión por radio. Además, la cobertura de ESPN Deportes Radio incluye el programa especial el lunes 9 de julio “Conozca las Estrellas” con los protagonistas hispanos de la liga, el Juego de las Estrellas transmitido el martes 10 de julio, y juegos de la post-temporada a cargo de Juan Marichal y Eduardo Ortega (jugada-a-jugada). Domingo 8 de abril 8pmET Chicago White sox vs. Texas rangers Domingo 15 de abril 8pmET LA Angels vd. New york yankees

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The San Jose Giants unveiled a number of improvements to Municipal Stadium designed to enhance player development and the fan experience at the ballpark. Built in 1942, Municipal Stadium has been a place for families to gather and watch professional baseball for seventy years, while it has served as the home for top San Francisco Giants prospects since 1988. On the field, players will benefit from a redesigned visitors bullpen, new pitching mound, upgraded warning track, an outfield that was reseeded and the installation of new infield playing surface. Each of these enhancements will make Municipal Stadium one of the best fields to play on in all of Minor League Baseball. “These are extremely exciting and incredibly important upgrades that benefit our players” said Lance Motch, San Jose Giants Vice President of Baseball Operations. “Day

Highlights Include Renovated BBQ Bullpen, Martinelli’s VIP Deck and Playing Field or night, they will play on an up to date field that shines like a crowned jewel in the California League.” Fans visiting Municipal Stadium will find significant improvements to amenities all around the ballpark. When entering for the first time, they will immediately notice new Flat Screen HD TV upgrades along the concourse. Then, as they take in the ballgame, additional food choices such as Willow Glen Frozen Yogurt and the Fish & Chips stand along Taste of Muni will give them more options to satisfy their hunger. At the enhanced Family Fun Zone, kids of all ages will have fun with the new t-ball inflatable and slide while parents check out the

San Jose Giants Dugout Store Express. For groups, the expanded Martinelli’s VIP Deck now includes an additional bar and added space so that it can accommodate four parties of up to 40 people each, or one party of up to 160. Additionally, at the fully remodeled BBQ Bullpen, a trellis now provides an open eating area that protects fans from foul balls and is perfect for a sunny day at the ballpark. “As an organization we always strive to provide the best in all of Minor League Baseball”, said Daniel Orum, San Jose Giants President and CEO. “With the improvements all around Municipal Stadium there are now more ways for our fans to enjoy the game and ballpark than ever before.” The San Jose Giants’ home opener at Municipal Stadium is scheduled for Thursday, April 12th against the Bakersfield Blaze. For more information on tickets, please call (408) 2971435 or visit sjgiants.com.


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FASHION

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Are your Jeans making you blue? then my friend you are in luck. Most colors will look good on you and you don’t really have to worry about much, except going overboard with how much color to wear, which brings me to my third recommendation.

Juan Carlos Miranda

dncngkng@yahoo.com Well, be blue no more, I have found the answer for all you guys to become the man you want to be—or at least look. And yes, I did say MAN. I mean, men like to look good too, ya know! Let’s face it, we no longer live in a time when wearing blue jeans for just about everything was deemed fashionable, let alone having a closet full of different shades of blue. Color has made a splash in the world of fashion and style, and even if you are not the most fashionable person you could learn a lot by simply venturing into something new. Okay, I know most guys have no clue or idea as to what is “in” in terms of fashion and I don’t expect all of you to know—even though there’s a number of magazines (for men) that tell you what to and what not to wear—but it wouldn’t hurt any of you to at least try—and to all of you ladies reading this, seriously,

KEEP IT SIMPLE. I know you might be thinking, how the heck is wearing red simple, but the key is in knowing what to pair those colored jeans with.

help your male companions with this, unless you don’t want to look like a superstar couple or a million bucks. Thankfully I am here to guide you in the quest to explore the wonderful world of color, because living in a blue planet doesn’t mean we have to be blue. First, start by choosing the correct fit for you. Nowadays there are different styles when it comes to the way jeans are made,

there is the classic fit, the boot cut, the skinny jean, whatever style you like best make sure it fits your body right. Too baggy might make you look bigger than you are— I know many girls say bigger is better but trust me, not in this case. Too tight and you might just be kissing your future generation goodbye, I mean come on, nobody wants to see what you’re thinking. Second, find out what

color looks good on you. I know we all have a favorite color—mine is red—but most of the time the color that we prefer does not look good on our skin tone. If you are on the light side of the spectrum, stay away from yellows and go for the much bolder colors like reds and chromatic blues, heck, even greens would look good. Now if you boast yourself in the fact that you have a nice tanned looking skin,

A Guy’s Guide to Selecting Wedding Bands NewsUSA

Congratulations to all you soon-to-be grooms. Now that your wedding is only months away, your jewelry collection -- just a watch, huh? -- is about to increase by as much as 50 percent. Meaning, it’s time to start thinking about what kind of wedding band you want for yourself. Wedding bands have become the norm for men in recent years -- 97 percent of grooms in The Knot Market Intelligence’s “2011 Engagement & Jewelry Study” opted for one -- so even if you have any doubts, your bride will probably set you straight. That means your only real decision is what kind of band best suits you.

To hear CNNMoney. com tell it, there are basically two camps: those who “don’t want to compromise” when it comes to quality (platinum bands), and those who feel they cannot afford the best and therefore need to settle (bands made from alternative metals). But, as jewelry expert Michael O’Connor points out, that doesn’t really give the whole picture. That turns out to be pretty comparable to the cost of the two most popular alternative metals: titanium and tungsten carbide. Both are perhaps best known for being used to make fighter jets. But that also means they’re intrinsically lightweight and lack the heft of platinum. “Most men prefer some-

thing that feels masculine on their finger,” says O’Connor. There are other facts to consider, too. Tungsten and titanium jewelry will need special reconditioning if scratched, and cannot be resized. Even the more popular white gold will require rhodium replating to restore

its white color due to wear over time. And while platinum -- as all precious metals -- can scratch, the metal is simply displaced on the surface of the ring, meaning very little metal is lost in wear. That makes it the most durable family heirloom that will last generations.

You are already taking a big risk by wearing bold jeans so you have to remember to keep the rest of your outfit chill. Pair

those red jeans with a white v-neck and gray sports jacket for a hip vibe, or put on a black leather jacket for a more rocking style. Other colors? Just remember to keep a muted pallet on top, after all we are already wearing enough color with the pants and adding brightness will only make you look confused. If you trust me on this one by wearing bold colored jeans you will kick up your confidence level and style, and pretty soon you’ll be turning heads for all the good reasons.


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ENTERTAINMENT

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Ultima Pilar Montenegro detalles para grabar primer CD con mariachi

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La cantante y actriz Pilar Montenegro está en pláticas con Jesús López para grabar lo que será su primer disco con mariachi, en el que dijo le gustaría incluir temas de Consuelo Velázquez y José Alfredo Jiménez.

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También agregó que hace dos semanas se reunió con Jesús López, quien es el líder de los mariachis, para platicar sobre esta nueva producción discográfica. Montenegro, quien en mayo próximo será coronada Reina del Mariachi durante el festival del gremio, dijo que “no me gustaría ser cantante de ranchero, pero este disco sería un plus en mi carrera” La ex Garibaldi, que en solitario ha colocado en el mercado seis álbumes de corte pop, como “Son del corazón” y “Desahogo”, aseguró que portará con mucho orgullo el traje de charro.

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“Sí me quiero vestir como debe ser, de charro, algo digno de los mariachis y me encantaría porque es elegante, sería tradicional, auténtico, no como el de ranchera pop que utilizaba en Garibaldi”.

Melinda Cicero Advance Planning Coordinator CES License #43046 Pilar Montenegro sera nombrada Reina del Mariachi de la Republica Mexicana.

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Clases Gratuitas de Educación Para Andar en Bicicleta Ofrecidas en Mountain View La Ciudad de Mountain View y la Coalición de Ciclistas de Silicon Valley (Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition) estarán ofreciendo clases para adultos y jóvenes mayores de 14 años que proveerán información sobre como montar la bicicleta en tránsito con seguridad y confianza. Las clases serán dirigidas por instructor de ciclismo certificado.

Cuando: Sábado, 14 de abril de 2012 Donde: Ayuntamiento de Mountain View 500 Castro Street, Mountain View Habilidades para montar tu bicicleta en tránsito Primera parte: en salón de clase 9:30 am—11:00 am • Aprenda sus derechos y responsabilidad como ciclista • Descubra técnicas que le ayudaran a montar su bicicleta con seguridad • Infórmese sobre equipo que le ayudara a mantenerse mas seguro Una bicicleta no es requerida para la primera parte.

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Practica de habilidades Segunda parte: estacionamiento de Mercy St. y Bryant St. 11:00 am—1:00pm Practique las técnicas que aprendió en la primera parte en un estacionamiento cerrado. • Cambie de carril • Cruce intersecciones • Evite obstáculos Casco y bicicleta son requeridos para la segunda parte.

Registración: Mande un correo electrónico a ernesto@bikesiliconvalley.org, llame al 408-287-7259 ex.221 o visite http://bikesiliconvalley.org/

Entre las actividades que realizará Pilar Montenegro como Reina del Mariachi están el promover el género en diversas ciudades de la República Mexicana, así como de Estados Unidos. La actriz será coronada por su antecesora, Silvia Pinal.

Aceptan los Vázquez Sounds invitación de Yoko para trabajar por la paz Notimex México

A partir de este mes la agrupación mexicana Vázquez Sounds se unirá al llamado global por la paz, luego de aceptar ser embajadora de la Fundación Non Violence, creada por Yoko Ono. Mediante un comunicado, la fundación confirmó que el grupo aceptó la invitación de la viuda del ex Beatle John Angela Vázquez, de Vázquez Sounds. Lennon, quien considera al Violence lleven a cabo, se grupo mexicano talentoso darán a conocer en su moy está segura que “a través mento a través de las páde su arte puede llevar el ginas oficiales del grupo mensaje de paz y de unión y de www.iobffp.com, la que tanto se necesita en esred social de la Fundación tos tiempos complicados”. Non Violence, que tiene el Las actividades que objetivo de reunir “Un biVázquez Sounds y Non llón de rostros por la paz”.

Se informó que aunque en diversos medios de comunicación, publicaron que los tres jóvenes, originarios de Mexicali, Baja California, no aceptaron la propuesta e incluso no quisieron grabar una nueva versión de la canción “Imagine”, la fundación ignora de dónde salió la información. Incluso voceros de la asociación, comentaron que sí se les invitó a cantar uno de los temas de John Lennon, pero no saben cuál fue, lo único cierto, indicaron, es que se acercaron a los Vazquez Sounds porque son una propuesta fresca que puede llegar a más público.


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